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Mashed Potato Casserole

The combination of buttery Yukon gold and fluffy baking potatoes offers richness and a nice contrast both in flavor and texture. If you don't have a food mill, cream the potatoes and cooking liquid with a potato masher.

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2013

  • Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
  • Hands-on: 25 Minutes
  • Total: 49 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 1/2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 6 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened (about 3/4 cup)
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced chives

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Place potatoes, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan, and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

3. Press potato mixture in batches through a ricer into a large bowl. Stir in reserved 1/2 cup cooking liquid, remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt, and cream cheese.

4. Spoon potato mixture into a broiler-safe 11 x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

5. Preheat broiler.

6. Combine Parmigiano-Reggiano and panko; sprinkle evenly over top of potatoes. Broil 4 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with chives.

Note:

Make-ahead tip: Assemble this dish a day ahead, and bake shortly before serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 243
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Saturated fat: 3.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 8.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 37.9g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 361mg
  • Calcium: 93mg
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